Philosophy News - Graduate

Out now: the 2016-2017 edition of Philosophy News

Published: October 10, 2017

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Our annual newsletter, Philosophy News (PDF), covers the activities, events, and accomplishments of the Department of Philosophy’s faculty, staff, and students over the most recent academic year. 2016-17 was a busy and fruitful year for our department as the study of philosophy continued to grow in breadth and popularity at the … Read More

PhD students launch Open Questions: An Ethics Podcast

Published: September 28, 2017

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Check out Open Questions: An Ethics Podcast, hosted by philosophy PhD candidates Jeremy Davis and Eric Mathison, and produced through U of T’s Centre for Ethics. It’s available on SoundCloud, Stitcher, and iTunes. Davis’ research focuses on normative ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of law, bioethics, and aesthetics, while Mathison’s work  is in the areas of ill-being and well-being, bioethics, desert, the … Read More

Charles Dalrymple-Fraser receives Vanier Scholarship

Published: September 13, 2017

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The Department of Philosophy is proud to announce that PhD candidate Charles Dalrymple-Fraser is the recipient of a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Recipients of this prestigious scholarship receive $50,000 annually, for up to three years, to support their doctoral research; they are selected based on their leadership skills and high … Read More

What happens to philosophy majors after graduation?

Published: June 29, 2017

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The Washington Post recently featured an excellent article on the merits of studying philosophy, dispelling common myths about the discipline, and providing concrete examples of some of the many career trajectories available to graduates. “For philosophy majors, the question after graduation is: What next?” explores the critical thinking, cogent writing, and precise … Read More

Dr. Dominic Alford-Duguid winner of 2016 Savan Dissertation Prize

Published: May 2, 2017

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Winner of the 2016 David Savan Dissertation Prize, for best dissertation defended in the Department of Philosophy, is Dominic Alford-Duguid, for his work “Getting Properties in Mind,” supervised by Imogen Dickie and with external examiner Bill Brewer. The dissertation, writes Alford-Duguid, explores “how perception puts us in a position to think … Read More

Parisa Moosavi winner of 2017 FAS Superior Teaching Award

Published: May 1, 2017

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Parisa Moosavi has been recognized for teaching excellence with a Faculty of Arts & Science Superior Teaching award for 2017. Moosavi was recognized for her excellent work teaching Bioethics (PHL281HJF) this past summer. Her research interests are broad, ranging from epistemology and philosophy of science to ethics and metaethics. Read … Read More

Celebrating our recent Vanier Scholars!

Published: January 27, 2017

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The Department of Philosophy celebrates recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for their research in philosophy. Recipients of the Vanier scholarship receive $50,000 annually, for up to three years, to support their doctoral research, and are selected based on their leadership skills and high standards of scholarly achievement in … Read More

Eran Tal (PhD, 2012) wins Popper Essay Prize

Published: December 10, 2016

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Congratulations to Eran Tal on having been awarded the 2016 Sir Karl Popper Essay Prize. The Prize is awarded annually for the best paper appearing in the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. He received the prize jointly with Elizabeth Irvine. For more information about Eran’s award-winning article see the British Journal … Read More

Jessica Wilson President of the Society for the Metaphysics of Science

Published: December 4, 2016

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Congratulations to Professor Jessica Wilson on becoming president of the Society for the Metaphysics of Science, a great honour and recognition of her outstanding work. Professor Wilson’s research interests include general metaphysics, the metaphysics of science/mind, and various topics in epistemology, including skepticism, a priori deliberation and the epistemology of necessity. Professor Wilson … Read More